Oakwood at Watermans Crossing
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Arrived in Virginia at 9 in the morning with only about 3 hours sleep. I had to take a couple of hour nap in order to make it through the day, but it worked. I was able to go 9 holes of golf with my Son, Eric and my Grandson, Justin this afternoon.
A wonderful dinner of steak, mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus, all prepared by my grandson.
It was a great way to start this trip. I am looking forward to a great time with the family. ...
... to work on the stabilization and decaying bricks but it once again is need of more restoration. There are several remains of buildings left to see at the sight. One of the best things we got to see were two archeologists digging in what was once a burial site. The dig very carefully and just scrap a thin layer of dirt off the surface at a time, being careful not to break or miss anything. They then take small piles of dirt and place on top of a ...
... they were of age.
Music was used to sing about love and lonesomeness. We heard the song of one man's heartache as he lost his sweet love. He never knew where she went or if she survived. You can hear the sorrow in his voice and the longing he has to be with his love. The pain seemed to flow from his heart out into the words he spoke. It was extremely moving.
We finished the program with a few other songs and dances and ended with the mocking of the ...
... a well earned rest.
Our next day was spent exploring Colonial Williamsburg, a restored township from the 1700's. We saw how wigs, buckets, furniture hats, clothes and shoes were made. These were just a few of the trades that are depicted in the village. We had a lovely lunch in a tavern and when paying the waiter he indicated that there was something was ...
I always wondered what would have happened to Jamestown settlement without Pocahontas' help and if she ever regretted helping those new strange visitors. My first step into Jamestown is almost surreal. The soft gentle raindrops drown out surrounding noises. Eerie dark-sky makes this place seem ominous. This is the very ground where the modern America began. It has witnessed the turbulent American Civil ...
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